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Welcome to our meetings and events industry content hub where we curate our favourite content. You can experience live education sessions at our exhibitions, IMEX (www.imex-frankfurt.com) and IMEX America (www.imexamerica.com).
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Creating a Show Floor Education Sponsorship

Creating a Show Floor Education Sponsorship | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Show floor education is one of my favorite topics. Show floor education is a win for everyone. For the show organizer and exhibitors it’s a way to draw attendees to the exhibit hall. For attendees, it’s yet another opportunity to learn.

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From Talent Wars to Big Data: 5 Trends Affecting Incentives

From Talent Wars to Big Data: 5 Trends Affecting Incentives | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

These major shifts are having an impact on corporate incentives, according to the Incentive Research Foundation. These five business trends are affecting the use—as well as the delivery—of incentives.

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How to make it easy to do business with your event planning company

How to make it easy to do business with your event planning company | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Before I started my own business, I worked at a few companies that did many things right. Like hire good people and then figure out where they fit. Or encourage a healthy competitiveness in the workplace.
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Passengers Don't Want In-Flight Phone Calls

Passengers Don't Want In-Flight Phone Calls | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
An online survey by the Global Gateway Alliance (GGA) found that a majority of residents in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania metropolitan area are against allowing in-flight cell phone calls.
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Eastern Europe: Sochi After the Games

Eastern Europe: Sochi After the Games | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Russian organizers are predicting that after the Games, Sochi will become one of the most important Russian meetings industry centres. To this end, the organizers opened the Sochi Convention Bureau.
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Boardroom or Broadway?: The Similarities between Meetings Design and Theatre Production

Boardroom or Broadway?: The Similarities between Meetings Design and Theatre Production | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We are very proud to have had London’s Barbican Centre (www.barbican.org.uk) as a client for a number of years and due to this, and the fact I am a member of their Business Events Advisory Board, I tend to visit this iconic and multi-function venue...
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CEIR Report: Exhibition Industry Performance Up in 2013

CEIR Report: Exhibition Industry Performance Up in 2013 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research released a study indicating that the overall performance of the exhibition industry significantly improved during the fourth quarter of 2013, with a year-on-year increase of 3 percent compared to just 0.4...
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5 Tips For Keeping Your Client Sales Funnel Full

5 Tips For Keeping Your Client Sales Funnel Full | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Oh the proverbial sales funnel. Much talk, many articles, and a whole lot of fancy diagrams have been written (and drawn) on this magical sales funnel. Your event planning sales funnel basically refers to following a person through the entire sales process, from seeing them first as a contact through to the completion of an eventual sale. And then it starts all over again, hopefully.

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The Top 3 Reasons People DON’T Attend Your Event

The Top 3 Reasons People DON’T Attend Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Many event planners focus on why people would attend their event, but it is also important to consider why people DON'T want to attend your event. This allows you to address those issues and easily increase your attendance to reach and surpass your objectives.
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Designing Events Without a Hair in the Soup

Designing Events Without a Hair in the Soup | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What makes you happy about having dinner at a restaurant? Is it the setup, the service, the menu, the taste of your food, the atmosphere? What if everything is perfect, but the service terrible? What if the food is exceptional, but the place is shady? What will your user experience (UX) be given each of those components (the user interface or UI)?

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Where Have All the Volunteers Gone?

Where Have All the Volunteers Gone? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As the number of people in the U.S. willing to volunteer their time decreases, meetings who rely on volunteers are likely to feel some heat.
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GBTA Study Looks at Top Business Traveler Concerns

GBTA Study Looks at Top Business Traveler Concerns | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The GBTA study, Business Traveler Mishaps: The Real Risk of Business Travel, found that during the past 12 months, 75 percent of travelers encountered a mishap while traveling to their business destinations.
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World’s Airports Applying Greener Measures

World’s Airports Applying Greener Measures | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Every year a number of airports around the world announce new measures aimed at greening their operation. Learn about some of the eco-friendly projects at the European airports, in Turkey or even Hawaii.

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The Speaker Report

The Speaker Report | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Speaker Report: The Use of Professional and Industry Speakers in the Meetings Market offers some of the most comprehensive information available on how speakers fit into the educational landscape. This report looks at how organizations use professional and industry speakers at their meetings, conferences, and other events—how they select them, what they expect from …
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A Tale of 10,000 Tablets

A Tale of 10,000 Tablets | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
IMEX's insight:

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation ordered tablets for its annual meeting attendees to access education content — and swiped a few important lessons in the process.

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Convene Article Rethinking Risk

Convene Article Rethinking Risk | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Risk-management plans tend to focus narrowly on catastrophic possibilities and to approach risk strictly as a negative proposition. But each new element you introduce into your meeting represents a calculated risk - and sometimes the payoff is positive.

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Food Movement Meets 'Chopped'

Food Movement Meets 'Chopped' | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Cooking competitions make for excellent teambuilding opportunities, and Atlanta-based culinary and event company The Food Movement has seen the results with its own cooking-show inspired activities. The company has created culinary challenges reminiscent of the Food Network TV show Chopped, which pits four chefs against each other in a race to turn mystery ingredients into amazing meals.

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10 Ways to Significantly Boost Your Trade Show Results

10 Ways to Significantly Boost Your Trade Show Results | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Trade shows are the largest single expense for B2B marketers.  How can you boost your results, and ensure your trade shows are more of an investment?  Here are 10 ways you can drive noticeably greater results from your trade show program.

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3 Top Takeaways From the World’s Largest Medical Meeting

3 Top Takeaways From the World’s Largest Medical Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Dustin Sparks, VP of Experience Design, shares advice and takeaways from his experience working with RSNA
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Hotels Without Reviews Don't Get Booked

Hotels Without Reviews Don't Get Booked | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Find out what percentage of consumers will never book a hotel without online reviews, according to research by PhoCusWright, commissioned by TripAdvisor.
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Pods and Popcorn: How to Engage Pharma Meeting Attendees

Pods and Popcorn: How to Engage Pharma Meeting Attendees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At a session at the 2013 Pharma Forum, life sciences meetings managers explored how planners can add value by creating more meaningful experiences, gaining a better understanding how their attendees learn, and encouraging more attendee engagement during live events.

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New Technology Lets Hotel Guests Use Phones Over Wi-Fi

New Technology Lets Hotel Guests Use Phones Over Wi-Fi | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
GuestMobile is a hospitality-specific, VoIP/Voice over Wi-Fi solution that lets guests hotel guests make and receive low- to no-cost international and domestic calls on their own smartphones.
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The Meeting Virus: The Psychological Phenomenon that Occurs in Almost every Meeting

The Meeting Virus: The Psychological Phenomenon that Occurs in Almost every Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Although it occurred in the mid 1990’s such was the hilarity of the situation those who were present still talk about it to this day.
I was working in my second proper job after university and was attending our regular weekly sales meeting.
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Playful Meetings?: Why Juggling in the Boardroom May Just Improve Productivity

Playful Meetings?: Why Juggling in the Boardroom May Just Improve Productivity | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Psychology advocates distracting the brain for a while if you want to maximise creative ideas and one of the most innovative ways of doing this is by introducing an element of play to your meeting.
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Why TED talks are better than the last speech you sat through

Why TED talks are better than the last speech you sat through | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new book analyzes the presentations that have attracted millions of YouTube hits, and explains what makes them so compelling.
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Worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events - taking place in Frankfurt & Las Vegas.